Trial of the Brussels attacks: Salah Abdeslam would have attacked a policeman
By Laurence Wauters
LAccused Salah Abdeslam, already sentenced to irreducible life imprisonment by the Paris Assize Court, is he looking for the incidents at the trial of the Brussels attacks? Justice Minister Van Quickenborne told the Eveningduring an exclusive interview, that a defendant “attacked an agent”, during a search before going to trial. He confirmed that the accused in question is the one who filed a complaint for police violence.
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Last Wednesday at the start of the hearing, Me Delphine Paci, lawyer for Salah Abdeslam, had denounced police violence and she had asked her client to explain what he claims to have suffered. The accused claimed to have been assaulted: “For the search, I was asked to look at the wall, I said that it had not happened like that yesterday, and I asked to see the chief. The policeman then ran into me, there were three of them on top of me,” Abdeslam said. The same evening, the lawyer had announced the next day, her client filed a complaint for assault and battery from a public official: “A duty inspector came to Haren prison to take his statement”, a- she explained. The president requested a medical examiner to check for injuries.
But at the same time, the police also lodged a complaint. According to the agents who intervened that morning for the strip search, it was Salah Abdeslam who rebelled: “There was an incident with a suspect who attacked an agent, a report will be forwarded to the prosecution”, explained to the Evening the Minister of Justice. “People are trying to destabilize the police, but we are in a state of law and I will continue to apply the measures recommended by the police so as not to take risks for the victims, for society, for the policemen. »
Read the full interview.
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